Comparison in Efficacy and Safety of Koklan Mixture Formula 3 and Diclofenac for Pain Relieving in Primary Knee Osteoarthritis
Renu Pongsaree, Yongyudh Vajaradul, Supalak Fakkham, Thavatchai Kamoltham
Knee Osteoarthritis is a common disease in aging society. In general, Diclofenac which belongs to Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs, has analgesic and Antiinflammation effects. Although Diclofenac is often prescribed, it conveys high incidence of side effects especially in stomach ulcer. Therefore, the researcher realizes the importance of using the Koklan Mixture Formula 3 which is National Drug Information to replace the using of foreign medicine. The objective of this research was 1) to study comparison of efficacy of the Koklan Mixture Formula 3 and Diclofenac 2) to study safety of the Koklan Mixture Formula 3 and Diclofenac in reducing pain in primary osteoarthritis 3) to study the effectiveness of the Koklan Mixture Formula 3. Research methodology was a Randomize-double blinded, controlled trial at Suan Sunandha Medical Clinic, with criteria for selection of volunteers aged 50-70 years of knee pain no more than moderate using randomize-double blinded, controlled trial. According to the Oxford Knee Score evaluation, 68 subjects using random sampling method, blocked Randomization divided into 2 groups, consisting of 34 patients received the Koklan Mixture Formula 3 dose 30 cc before 3 meals and 34 received Diclofenac 25 mg after 3 meals for 14 days. In this study showed that the Koklan Mixture Formula 3 and Diclofenac were efficient and safe for the treatment of primary knee osteoarthritis and there were no differences statistically significant. Beside Koklan formular 3 also has effect on muscle relaxation, reduce edema and the blood nourishment.